Hi, I'm Alex Birkett.
Honest thoughts on growth, optimization, and life.

Alex Birkett

The 11 Best A/B Testing Tools in 2020

Besides being really fun, A/B testing is a way everyone involved with business – whether you’re a product manager, marketer,...

Mo Data Mo Problems? When More Information Makes You More Wrong

More data isn’t necessarily better, and in fact, sometimes more data leads to much worse decision making. We’re all trying...

Product-Led Content: The Easiest Way to Make Content a Performance Channel

Content marketing is often looked at as a “brand” channel. In opposition to a “performance” channel, brand channels tend to...

How to Learn R (for Marketers and Business Folks)

I’m a marketer, but I spend a lot of time in R. I use it to analyze A/B tests and...

Brand Awareness is Basically a Meaningless Metric. Here’s Why.

“Kmart has plenty of awareness, so what?” -Purple Cow by Seth Godin I hear the term “brand awareness” all the...

The Economics of Content Creation (or Why Most Roundup Posts Are Awful)

Content creation has a cost, both directly and indirectly. Knowing that cost lets you make better business decisions (and choose what to read)

Content Marketing Strategy: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Growth Machine

Content marketing strategy is something few companies do well. This is something I’ve focused on for years, mostly because all...

2018 Recap (and 2019 Goals)

New Year’s Resolutions™ are overrated, but time-based goals are nice, and so are general life reflections. I find it’s valuable...

A/B Testing: 29 Guidelines for Online Experiments (plus a checklist)

A/B testing is hard. It’s sometimes billed as a magic tool that spits out a decisive answer. It’s not. It’s...

Growth Models

How do you model and predict growth (and growth opportunities)? There’s all this talk about “growth models” and “growth modeling”...

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